Ashley Judd reveals details about Naomi Judd's suicide

Country star Naomi Judd died by suicide following a long struggle with mental illness. Her daughter, Ashley Judd, said that it was important to make a distinction "between our loved one and the disease." 

Ashley Judd revealed a number of details about the death of her mother, country star Naomi Judd 

in an interview with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America. Judd said that her mother struggled with mental health. "Her brain hurt," Judd said. "It physically hurt." 

Judd revealed that her mother killed herself, saying the family was very uncomfortable sharing the information 

but understand that we're in a position that if we don't say it someone else is going to 

Naomi Judd was part of the famed duo The Judds, with her daughter Wynonna. They dominated the country charts in the 1980s until Naomi Judd was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1991. 

Her death was announced in April, a day before she was inducted in to the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

Ashley Judd said that the praise and accolades of her peers couldn't penetrate her mother's mental illness.